Monday, September 28, 2009

Menstrual cups finally available in Hong Kong

This message is addressed to women. Every month you probably spend a lot of money buying menstrual pads or tampons. But money is not the only issue. These pads and tampons end up in landfills where they take decades to decompose.

Finally you have a cheap, reliable and environmentally-friendly alternative. Watson, the Hong Kong retailer, has agreed to stock menstrual cups made of silicon.
Though i won't buy one (I got mine online and have been using it for years) i highly recommend this product to all those women who still haven't tried it.

The menstrual cup is made of soft, non-latex, medical grade silicone. The cup is innovative, economical, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly.
It is designed to catch your menstrual flow rather than absorb it. Its bell shape allows the cup to fit snuggly and comfortably up against your vaginal walls, below but not touching your cervix. The cup should be emptied and rinsed at least every 8 to 12 hours, ideally in the privacy of your bathroom at home.

Menstrual cups can last up to 10 years. The initial cost for a cup is higher than for traditional hygiene device, but the cost is absorbed with each consecutive use.


Schar said...

I know this post is 2 years old but wanted to found it when looking for information on purchasing menstrual cups in Hong Kong. Do you know which Watson stocks them?


foreign body said...

Hi Schar, I bought my Moon Cup on line 3 years ago and i am still using it. Not only it helped me reduce waste, i also saved quite a bit of money. You may try any Watson in Central (where i last saw them) but if they no longer stock menstrual cups, buy yours online. It took me a couple of months to get used to it, but after adapting it to my anatomy by cutting the stem which was too long, and learning how to remove it without making a mess,i became a big fan and now i could never go back to tampons. Good luck!